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United Way sets $5.1 million campaign goal

The United Way of Allen County today announced a $5.1 million goal for its 2013 community campaign.

“United Way has deep roots in our community with donors, advocates and volunteers who get involved to make Allen County a better place for all of us,” said Chris Sosebee, director of business development at Weigand Construction and United Way’s campaign chair, in a statement. “That type of support is essential to get things done and we’re so grateful to be a part of advancing our community.”

Donations support 34 agency partners as well as key initiatives at United Way, including early childhood education programs, the Free Tax Preparation Program and 2-1-1 Services, the statement said.

During the 2012 campaign, more than 250 workplace campaigns and 10,000 donors made a gift to United Way.

“We all win when a child succeeds in school, when people have solid jobs, when families have good health and basic needs are met,” said Todd Stephenson, president and CEO of United Way of Allen County, in the statement. “We all have a stake in creating a healthy and prosperous community.”

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